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by | April 12, 2016 | Comments

This week on streaming video, we’ve got some beloved classics from the 1980s and 1990s, a handful of fan favorites, and some worthy recent indies, among others. Read on for the full list.

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E.T. The Extra-Terrestrial (1982) 98%

Steven Spielberg’s family classic — the tale of a young boy named Elliott who discovers an orphaned alien in his backyard — boasts one of the most beloved movie characters in history.

Available now on: Netflix

Hush (2016) 92%

This psychological thriller centers on a deaf writer who is terrorized by a masked man who traps her in her remote house in the woods.

Available now on: Netflix

The Hallow (The Woods) (2015) 71%

This horror film revolves around a scientist whose study of an Irish forest conjures an assortment of malevolent supernatural beings.

Available now on: Netflix

The Beauty Inside (2015) 70%

In this romantic comedy from South Korea, a man who wakes up each day in the body of a different person must figure out how to return to his own body and reunite with his beloved.

Available now on: Netflix

New on Hulu


The Book of Negroes: Season 1 (2015) 100%

Aunjanue Ellis stars in this BET original period miniseries about a black woman during the Revolutionary War whose help is enlisted to secure freedom and passage to Nova Scotia for British Black Loyalists.

Available now on: Hulu

New on Amazon Prime


Lars and the Real Girl (2007) 81%

Ryan Gosling, Emily Mortimer, Patricia Clarkson, Kelli Garner, and Paul Schneider star is this dramedy about a socially-withdrawn twentysomething who treats a life-size sex doll as his girlfriend.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Big Lebowski (1998) 83%

Sometimes, there’s a movie. And I’m talkin’ about The Big Lebowski here. Sometimes, there’s a movie, well, it’s the movie for its time and place. It fits right in there.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Ferris Bueller's Day Off (1986) 80%

Matthew Broderick stars in John Hughes’ 1980s classic about a teenage iconoclast who takes his best pal on a wild tour of Chicago in an effort to cheer him up.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Little Girl Who Lives Down the Lane (1976) 90%

Martin Sheen and a young Jodie Foster star in this psychological horror film about a young girl who harbors a dark secret about her absent father.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Bananas (1971) 88%

In this early comedy from Woody Allen, a neurotic New Yorker inadvertently becomes the leader of a South American country, and hilarity ensues.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

Amistad (1997) 77%

Matthew McConaughey, Morgan Freeman, and Anthony Hopkins headline Steven Spielberg’s Certified Fresh historical drama about a mutiny aboard a slave ship in 1839 and the court battle that ensued.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

You've Got Mail (1998) 68%

Tom Hanks and Meg Ryan star in Nora Ephron’s romantic comedy about two rival bookstore owners who unwittingly fall in love with each other online.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

The Devil's Advocate (1997) 67%

Keanu Reeves, Al Pacino, and Charlize Theron star in this thriller about a young hotshot lawyer who suspects his new boss is more than merely an attorney.

Available now on: Amazon Prime

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The Invitation (2016) 88%

Michiel Huisman, Tammy Blanchard, and John Carroll Lynch star in Karyn Kusama’s Certified Fresh thriller about a man who is invited to a dinner party hosted by his ex-wife and her new husband, but suspects dark ulterior motives.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes, Vudu

Krampus (2015) 67%

Toni Collette, Adam Scott, Allison Tolman, and David Koechner star in a holiday horror/comedy about a Christmas spirit who bedevils anyone who refuses to participate in holiday cheer.

Available now on: iTunes, Vudu

Joy (2015) 60%

Directed by David O. Russell, Joy stars Jennifer Lawrence, Bradley Cooper, and Robert De Niro in a drama based on the life of Miracle Mop inventor Joy Mangano.

Available now on: AmazoniTunes, Vudu

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